I have been teaching for nine years. I taught first grade for five years, second grade for 3 years, and fourth grade for one year. I have taught in several different states as well as internationally.
I believe in making learning authentic, engaging, and fun for students. I try to make all of my lessons meaningful and include both review and new skills in all of my units. I also believe in integrating subjects. My units always integrate reading, writing, and math, and I try to include social studies and science skills as often as possible. I also plan for different learning styles to reach all my students.
I was a top three finalist for teacher of the year in 2009-2010. I was also on the committee to help plan the math curriculum in my county and was grade manager at my school.
I received my bachelor's degree from Samford University in Birmingham, AL. I graduated in 2003 with a BS in elementary education, early childhood education, and special education. After teaching for several years, I decided to get my master's degree. I have a masters in Reading, Writing, and Literacy from Georgia State University. My focus is as a Reading Specialist. I also received an ESOL endorsement from Georgia State University.
I love teaching, and I hope that these resources can help you and your students love learning!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Spring, Place Value, Informational Text